The Netherlands says goodbye to Spike: the channel will be called Paramount Network from Tuesday 24 May. In many countries Spike has already been replaced by the Paramount channel and this week it is our country’s turn. In this article we list everything about the new channel: what is it, where can it be seen and which films and series can we expect?
What channel is Paramount Network on?
Paramount Network is part of Paramount Global, formerly known as ViacomCBS Networks International. The channel can be viewed 24 hours a day, with at least one film being broadcast every evening and even several films on the weekend. It differs per TV provider which channel you should be on.
Ziggo: channel 16 KPN: channel 13 Telfort, XS4ALL, KPN Digitenne combination channel: channel 12 Glashartmedia: channel 13 Caiway: channel 18 T-Mobile Home: channel 19 Canal Digital: channel 20
The new channel will broadcast these films & series
The new channel kicks off with the TV premiere of Sonic (2020), which can be seen on Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM. Comedy Playing with Fire (2019) and the The Naked Guns films are also planned. The channel will mainly broadcast films from studio Paramount, because of course they already have the rights to them. Think of The Godfather (1972), Forrest Gump (1994) and Rocketman (2019).
Series will also pass on the Spike replacement. Paramount also has a number of Original series that were made for their streaming service Paramount+ or for the Paramount Network channel. For example, the acclaimed western series Yellowstone (2018– ) with Kevin Costner will be broadcast, as will Elementary (2012–2019) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005).
Is streaming service Paramount+ also coming to the Netherlands?
Whether Paramount+ will also make an appearance in the Netherlands as a separate streaming service is currently not planned. All films and series from the American streaming service will appear on the upcoming streaming service SkyShowtime later this year. The new streaming service will launch in the Netherlands next fall and will feature Paramount+ Original series such as Star Trek: Discovery (2017– ) and eventually Halo (2022– ).